Opening academic year 2017

The theme of the Opening academic year 2017 was ‘Thin ice! What can science do to help?’. Bernice Notenboom, Bas Heijne - the Writer in Residence, and Jaap Winter - President of the Executive Board addressed these questions.

The British writer and religious scholar Karen Armstrong received an honorary doctorate for her compassionate contribution to the debate about the position of different religions in society. The StudenTalent Award was awarded to Eva de Jong who has distinguished herself in intellectual and social terms.

Did you miss the Opening academic year or would you like to view it again? Then please watch the recording.

Do you have any questions? If so, send an email to oaj@vu.nl.

Opening Academic year 2017
Opening academic year 2017

Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong

Eva de Jong
Eva de Jong

Bas Heijne
Bas Heijne

Photo credit: Marieke Wijntjes